How’s your back feeling?  I’ve been spending too much time at my desk or in my car lately and my back is less than thrilled.  Yesterday during yoga my lower back finally revolted.  It tensed up and sent intense pain throughout my entire body.  So much for a relaxing and restorative Savasana!  I listened to my body and showed my back some yoga love by indulging in my favorite poses for relieving back pain.  (You can find step-by-step instructions from the Yoga Journal by clicking on each photo.)

Balasana | Child's Pose
Balasana | Child’s Pose
Adho Mukha Svanasana | Downward-Facing Dog
Adho Mukha Svanasana | Downward-Facing Dog
Marjaryasana | Cat
Marjaryasana | Cat
Bitilasana | Cow
Bitilasana | Cow
Prasarita Padottanasana | Wide-Legged Forward Bend
Prasarita Padottanasana | Wide-Legged Forward Bend
Ananda Balasana | Happy Baby
Ananda Balasana | Happy Baby
Savasana | Corpse
Savasana | Corpse

What are some of your favorite poses for back pain?  Do you have other areas that you’d like me to focus on with recommended poses?